King surprising target in Cards' pass attack
Jeff King (Getty)
Jeff King (Getty)

Posted Sep 22, 2011


Tight end Jeff King was supposed to be strictly a blocking specialist but has made a significant impact receiving, too.

The tight end will continue to be a big part of the passing game. It's a surprise, however, that it's Jeff King who has two touchdown receptions and not Todd Heap. Heap is the better receiver; King, the better blocker. King's blocking skills are setting him up as a receiver. He will pretend to block before releasing. That fools the defense into blitzing.

On defense, don't expect lineup changes, even though the Cardinals have yielded 932 yards in two games. The best players are already playing. Defensive coordinator Ray Horton, however, might simplify the game plans.



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